Andrew Tate is “a bit paranoid” and believes that someone wants to “hurt him”, his head of security has said.
Bodyguard Bogdan Stancu, a former police intelligence officer, defended his boss, saying young women who went to Mr Tate’s house “misunderstood the reality” and thought they would be the influencer’s “next wife”.
Mr Tate and his brother Tristan are in custody after being detained by Romanian police on suspicion of human trafficking and rape, which they deny.
Detectives investigating the claims against Mr Tate have seized £3.2m worth of assets from his home in Bucharest.
Romanian authorities said that 29 assets – including luxury vehicles, watches and cash – had been taken in a raid on his compound in the capital.
On Saturday several cars, including a Rolls-Royce, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, were seen being taken from Mr Tate’s compound on the outskirts of the capital, to be transported to a storage location.
Tate’s compound in Bucharest is ‘extremely luxurious’ and built into ‘flats’
Andrew Tate’s home in Bucharest is “extremely luxurious” and built into “flats”, a man who lives nearby has said.
Beldica Trandafir lives in a housing block beside the main gate to Mr Tate’s villa and was asked to carry out some work there.
“The guy in charge of the construction asked me to work on the electrics, but when they explained what they wanted, I told them it was way beyond what I knew how to do,” Mr Trandafir explained to the BBC.
He said the house has “all the amenities you can think of”.
“It’s extremely luxurious,” he added. “It’s divided into flats, [and] they could afford to build a swimming pool – things that people like us couldn’t even dare to dream of.”
Andrew Tate’s bodyguard has claimed that his boss believed “somebody wanted to hurt him”.
In an interview with BBC, Bogdan Stancu said Tate’s behaviour was “something similar” to paranoia but the far right influencer did not know where the threat was coming from.